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Talking Politics for January 31, 2012

Jan 31, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics two Jefferson City lawmakers (both from Columbia) delve into the future of higher education in the state of Missouri as potentially massive budget cuts in 2013 loom large.

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An overflow crowd piled into an auditorium at St. Charles Community College Monday for an appearance by Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

Newscast for January 30, 2012

Jan 30, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Legislation making Missouri a "right-to-work" state returns to the state Capitol.
  • A proposed bill would abolish the death penalty in Missouri, but its detractors greatly outnumber its supporters.
  • Republican hopefuls for Claire McCaskill's U.S. Senate seat will debate in a Branson high school auditorium tonight.

Newscast for January 25, 2012

Jan 25, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Missouri Cattlemen's Association is backing a bill to increase weight limits for hauling livestock on state highways.
  • A proposed compromise on a texting-and-driving law falls flat in the Missouri Senate.
  • Missouri has the nation's highest black homicide rate for the second straight year.
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Plaintiffs challenging Missouri’s new Congressional and State Senate maps are celebrating.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including:

The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.

Mark Morgan, University of Missouri

A statewide coalition of environmental groups and advocates has submitted five thousand signed petitions to the National Park Service, urging the agency to do more to protect the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. As St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, the coalition is pushing for more enforcement and a stronger management plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week.

The Coordinating Board of higher education accepted performance-based funding as a formula for future funding increases in higher education.

Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri General Assembly Map, Redistricted
  • Living Windows Celebration
  • Missouri Revenue Report

 

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Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.

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The Missouri revenue report was released today, and though there is an increase in revenue, it is not the increase the state needed.

Missouri Office of Administration

This week a judicial panel in Missouri released a newly redistricted map for the General Assembly. The new map is an attempt to represent the state’s shifting population trends in the last decade.

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Preliminary figures were released Monday showing how many Missouri high school students graduated this year.

MKT trail
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In Columbia, volunteers are working with the city’s parks and recreation department and other organizations as a part of an Urban Ecology Restoration project that aims to revitalize an area that was once home to a sewer treatment facility. Volunteers planted over 80 trees and 300 shrubs along the MKT trail on Saturday. Elizabeth Trovall went to the planting site off of Forum Boulevard to see how the project will create a lush landscape but also decrease storm water runoff in Columbia.  

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom.

Columbia College

 Columbia College and some Boone Country schools signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow education students to observe and teach classes in any school district in the county.

Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

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The rural community of Belle in Osage County may soon have a new quarry—whether residents like it or not. KBIA’s Sydney Miller was at a meeting in Jefferson City regarding the quarry, and files this report.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Implements a new city campaign.
  • Veterans Day Across Mid-Missouri.
  • Lake of the Ozark Dispute.

At a joint meeting last night the groups approved a positioning line and logo to help facilitate their six-phase process. 

Today many cities across Mid-Missouri are observing Veterans Day. Columbia is celebrating the service of men and women in the armed forces.

Some of the rarest of all North American Bison have now arrived at their new home in north Missouri.

At the fourth in a series of public input sessions Thursday night in Jefferson City, farmers and representatives of lawmakers shared opinions and criticism on how the corps handled the historic flooding last May, June and July.

Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children’s story for the Arab world, and beyond.

Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.

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